Mount St. Mary's University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,200

3.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,681

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.17%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.2%

6,130 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,323

82.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

63.3%

362 Graduates

About

Mount St. Mary's University is a higher education institution located in Frederick County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mount St. Mary's University were General Business (88 degrees awarded), Criminology (36 degrees), and Accounting (30 degrees).

In 2017, 614 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mount St. Mary's University. 50.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (452 degrees), 8.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $39,200, which is $18,467 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $39,200, which is $18,467 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,681.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,200

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mount St. Mary's University was $39,200. The cost of tuition at Mount St. Mary's University is $18,467 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$28,681

2017 Value

5.69%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mount St. Mary's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,681. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mount St. Mary's University grew by 5.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,055

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mount St. Mary's University was of $10,055 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 1.06% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Mount St. Mary's University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.05% with respect to 2016, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.17%

2016 Default Rate

23

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mount St. Mary's University was 4.17%, which represents 23 out of the 551 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Mount St. Mary's University received 6,130 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.723% annual growth. Out of those 6,130 applicants, 3,937 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,323 students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University in 2017, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mount St. Mary's University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,937

Accepted Out of 6,130

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mount St. Mary's University was 64.2% (3,937 admissions from 6,130 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.723%, while admissions grew by 5.13%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

432

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Mount St. Mary's University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mount St. Mary's University has a total enrollment of 2,323 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University is 1,922 students and the part-time enrollment is 401. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mount St. Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.7% White, 14.8% Black or African American, 9.51% Hispanic or Latino, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.84% Asian, 0.517% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.5%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Black or African American Female (9.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (64.6%), followed by White Female (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,323 students. The full-time enrollment at Mount St. Mary's University is 1,922 and the part-time enrollment is 401. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mount St. Mary's University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mount St. Mary's University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,527

  2. Black or African American

    344

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    221

The enrolled student population at Mount St. Mary's University is 65.7% White, 14.8% Black or African American, 9.51% Hispanic or Latino, 3.44% Two or More Races, 2.84% Asian, 0.517% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.215% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 24 students (1.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 10 more women than men received degrees from Mount St. Mary's University. The majority of degree recipients at Mount St. Mary's University are white (452 degrees awarded). There were 8.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mount St. Mary's University is General Business (88 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (36 degrees) and Accounting (30 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mount St. Mary's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Social Sciences (83 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Physicians (418,499 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (407,598 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (334,852 people), Other managers (326,233 people), and Postsecondary teachers (266,857 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Social Sciences (83 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Biology (48 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Social Sciences (83 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Biology (48 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Elementary & secondary schools (615,547 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (581,486 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (579,929 people), Legal services (333,110 people), and Computer Systems Design (219,101 people).

The most specialized majors at Mount St. Mary's University are Theology (45 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Social Sciences (83 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Biology (48 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mount St. Mary's University.

Most Common

  1. 88 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mount St. Mary's University was General Business with 88 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 302

  2. 312

In 2017, 302 degrees were awarded to men at Mount St. Mary's University, which is 0.968 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Mount St. Mary's University in General Business, which is 1.93 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Mount St. Mary's University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Mount St. Mary's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mount St. Mary's University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.552% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    452 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mount St. Mary's University is white (452 degrees awarded). There were 8.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    237 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    215 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mount St. Mary's University is white male (237 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (215 degrees).

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Operations

Mount St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.3M (4.57%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mount St. Mary's University had a total salary expenditure of $67.2M. Mount St. Mary's University employs 46 Assistant professors, 42 Associate professors, and 25 Professors. Most academics at Mount St. Mary's University are Male Assistant professors (30), Male Associate professors(29), and Female Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, Management, with 66 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50.3M

2017 Endowment

8.98%

growth from 2016

Mount St. Mary's University has an endowment valued at about $50.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mount St. Mary's University grew 8.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $214k - Federal

  2. $2.28M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Mount St. Mary's University received $214k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.28M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.3M

2017 Salaries

5.54%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Mount St. Mary's University paid a median of $29.3M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($67.2M) and a 5.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.1% growth from 2015 and a 6.54% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.37M

Instructional Salaries

131

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mount St. Mary's University paid a total of $9.37M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

46 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

70 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 25 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University were Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees; Management with 66 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mount St. Mary's University was Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 29 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Mount St. Mary's University.

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